As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the new musical FLASHDANCE, which was scheduled to play a pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto this summer, has announced a postponement of the Toronto engagement. Now according to the New York Times, the production will hold a summer workshop in place of the Toronto tryout. FLASHDANCE will still perform in Toronto, but as a part of a national tour next year.
Casting has not yet been announced.
Click here to read the full article.
FLASHDANCE tells the unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh striving to make her dreams of becoming a professional dancer a reality. She works by day at a steel mill, where she catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley. By night she works as a “flashdancer” at a local bar but longs to become a student at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy.
The Paramount Pictures film was a runaway hit with a worldwide gross of $150 million. The Grammy Award-winning FLASHDANCE soundtrack achieved a similar level of success, spawning such hits as “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” “Maniac,” “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,” and the Academy Award-winning theme “Flashdance - What A Feeling,” all of which are included in FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL’s score along with over 10 new songs penned by Cary and Roth.
The national tour of FLASHDANCE is produced by NETworks Presentations LLC, Steven Baruch, Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Christopher Malcolm, David Ian Productions and Transamerica.
For more information, please visit www.flashdancethemusical.com or follow us www.facebook.com/flashdancemuscial